Toaru Arasaa no Mousouroku - Reviews

Alt title: A Certain Around 30's Delusions

Toaru Arasaa no Mousouroku
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nathandouglasdavis's avatar
Jun 6, 2020

Public sexual fantasies lead to Kasai Rena going a bit too far while at work. Since the sexual encounters all occur within her daydreams, they don't have any weight or context behind them and they're also very short (often just consisting of a single image of her getting groped by tentacles)--all of which means that they're not very engaging or enticing. There's the potential for drama based on the fact that she's fantasizing while at work (which means she could get caught), but the manga doesn't actually play into that potential, so all of the non-fantasy aspects are basically pointless. It's not a worthwhile read.

1/10 story
2/10 art
1/10 characters
1/10 overall
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kilrazan's avatar
Feb 20, 2019

What even is this? There's less content to this manga than most Hentai, but there's not even any exposed nudity; what possible target audience did they have in mind for this thing?

Story: There is literally no story here. I would give this a 0 if I could, but I can't so it just gets a 1. The MC has a tentacle fetish and just looks at random office objects, fantasizing about them turning into tentacles and doing lewd things. There's no progression, no development, and no plot. Just a bunch of random and disconnected panels of her in different circumstances throughout her office building.

Art: Moderately decent. A good level of detail on things, and proportions are well handled. Nothing spectacular though.

Characters: There's only the MC, and her character is so 1-dimensional it's not even funny. She has literally 1 personality trait, and that's her tentacle fetish. She doesn't do anything else, say anythingelse, or otherwise betray any other possible personality - all she does is look at vaguely noodle-y objects like power cords or shredded paper, and imagine them as tentacles that entagle her and do lewd things.

Overall: Absolute trash, honestly. It's not entertaining, it's not funny, and there's no story nor character development. It has all the trappings of a mindless hentai, but it's not even a hentai because all of the scenes have her still clothed, or so covered/obscured by the tentacles that you can't see anything erotic at all. If you want tentacle porn, this isn't it. If you want a manga with a story, this isn't it either. There is no target demographic that I can think of that would want this waste of ink.

1/10 story
6/10 art
1/10 characters
1/10 overall
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ComplainingQoheleth's avatar
Jan 31, 2014

The woman likes tentacles and can get visions of them from anything that looks the slightest bit like a tentacle. That's all there is to this manga, the most obscure one I've read and deservedly so.

4/10 story
5/10 art
5/10 characters
4/10 overall
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